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What is vasculitis?

What is vasculitis?

Various: Vasculitis means inflammation of blood vessels. There are many forms of vasculitis, depending on the size of the blood vessels whether large arteries, small arteries, capillaries or veins.That are inflamed. Accordingly, the disease can range from unpleasant to life threatening. The treatment also depends on what blood vessels are inflamed. Vasculitis can also be limited to certain organs. ...Read more

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What is vasculitis ?

What is vasculitis  ?

Vessel inflammation: Vasculitis is a basket term for numerous conditions that cause inflammatory damage to vessels. Vasculitis itself is not a diagnosis, but just a finding that is seen in tissue via microscopy. The type of vasculitis is critical for how they are treated; each one of them may be treated differently. In general though, the immune system is triggered to initiate vessel damage. ...Read more

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How to cure vasculitis?

How to cure vasculitis?

Hard to cure: Vasculitis or arteritis can be associated with many conditions. If collagen vascular, like lupus, medication may control, if giant cell arteritis, such as temporal arteritis, steroids might totally reverse. In most other cases, chronic treatment with medication over years is necessary. Since most of these disorders are autoimmune, success may be on the horizon in some cases. ...Read more

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Why did I get vasculitis?

Unclear: Vasculitis is one of those enigmas as to why however it may be autoimmune you should discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Will my vasculitis return?

Possibl: You need to be treated and follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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Does diet affect vasculitis?

Does diet affect vasculitis?

Yes!: Vasculitis is an inflammatory condition, caused by an overactve immune system in most cases. Diet has a huge influence on inflammation in your body. The short version is: avoid sugars, gluten, dairy, processed foods, fried foods. Eat lots of: fruits, vegetables, fish oils. For more detail, i recommend a book titled, "inflammation nation.". ...Read more

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Can you die from vasculitis?

Vasculitis is a: Very complicated illness. It can be mild or extremely severe and yes patients can die from vascuilitis. When vasculitis (or inflammation of blood vessels) affects organs such as the kidneys and/or brain, and bowel for example severe illness can occur and death can follow. There is treatment and you need to work closely with your doctors to prevent end organ damage and potentially death. ...Read more

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What is lividoid vasculitis ?

Skin condition: Livedoid vasculopathy is a skin condition usually found in young to middle aged women. Blood vessels become plugged, usually in the lower extremities, and ulcerations can develop. ...Read more

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Vasculitis is what? Where? Why?

Vasculitis is what? Where? Why?

Vascular Swelling: Vasculitis refers to a localized or generalized process of inflammation in the cells that make up our blood vessels. It can involve the veins (phlebitis) or the arteries (arteritis). Both are serious and can lead to clot formation which is also dangerous if the clot migrates. Since the condition can occur with another illness or by itself, it requires appropriate recognition and prompt care. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of vasculitis?

Too general: The question is too general. It depends on what type of vasculitis and what organ systems are involved. ...Read more

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Please tell me what vasculitis is?

Blood vessel disease: Vasculitis refers to inflammation of blood vessels and can refer to capillaries, veins and all sizes of arteries. It can range from minor/moderate to severe and life threatening. There are many causes and this is a disorder Rheumatlologists are trained to diagnose and treat. ...Read more

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What are the tests for vasculitis?

Many: There are many tests for vasculitis that should be done. Discuss this with your doctor as the list can be very long. This is because there are so many different causes for vasculitis, ranging from infection, medications, auto inflammatory conditions, cancer and several other causes. Get it checked out. ...Read more

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What is vasculitis? What causes it?

Vessel inflammation: Several causes had been linked to certain types of vasculitis but most of them we do not know the causes. There are what we call primary vasculitis ( meaning without underlying disease/process) and secondary vasculitis to for example other rheumatic diseases like lupus or rheumatoid vasculitis. Infections like hepatitis C and/or B are linked to others. Also drugs can cause vasculitis. ...Read more

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What should I do with my vasculitis?

See below: Please discuss with your rheumatologist/ other physicians. There is a whole spectrum of severity and lots of causes. It is difficult to answer your question more specifically. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about vasculitis?

They are rare but...: Vasculitis stands for vessel inflammation. They are different types, and depending of which vessel are they affecting they would affect different organs and tissues. Fortunately they are very rare what we called primary vasculitis but unfortunately difficult to diagnose, some of them difficult to treat and others can be even fatal if not recognize on time. See a rheumatologist for more info. ...Read more

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Can a previous pe produce a vasculitis?

No: Someone may have had vasculitis predisposing you to have a pe, but not the other way around. ...Read more

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What is a common cause for vasculitis?

Genetic is a cause: Some types of vasculitis are genetic. Other cases are caused by the immune system attacking blood vessel cells by accident. Some possible triggers for this immune system reaction are blood cancers, infections, such as hepatitis B and hepatitis C, reactions to some drugs and immune system diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis. I wish you the best of luck with your health! ...Read more

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Can vasculitis be cured? Does it go away?

Yes: It depends on the type of vasculitis. Certain vasculitis are more responsive to therapy than others. Mots patients require several years of therapy however the immunosuppression is lowered over time and patients are able to come off their immuno suppressive drugs. ...Read more

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